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NBC
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
to, that can backfire. this is obama/biden politics going forward now. going outside of washington to try to change public opinion and remake how people think about issues. gun control, as i said, biggest effort ever to try to change the gun control laws. doesn't mean it's going to work, but the president and the vice president are going to try. >> senator feinstein said it well, it's an uphill road. will the administration lower its expectations? you know, maybe concentrate on the background checks and not so much the assault weapon ban? >> the background checks are enormously popular and clearly have a better chance of passage. what it seems based on what vice president biden emphasized yesterday and what some on capitol hill are saying, better to get the so-called low-hanging fruit. better to go for the measures that could build some popularity. and maybe some momentum. pass those and then maybe come back. the president feels passionately about this issue. any parent can look at his face when he talks about newtown and know for him it's personal, and it's important. and the best
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
, along with the number of applications for building permits. >>> in washington, president obama sent wall street a message that he plans to put more pressure on rule breakers but appointing former prosecutor mary jo white to head the commission. approving changes in senate rules last night to reduce political gridlock. the bill was also introduced to ban assault weapons. >>> manti te'o says the voice he received from an imaginary online girlfriend the night she supposedly died convinced him she was real and dying from leukemia. >> i just want to say i love you and good night. and i'll be okay tonight. love you so much, hon. sweet dreams. >> reporter: he said he set aside any doubts that the girlfriend could be a hoax because he felt she needed his emotional support. >>> federal investigators say the boeing 787 dreamliner battery that caught fire earlier this month in boston showed evidence of short circuiting, and a chemical reaction that can cause temperature increases. however, they say it's not clear what came first or what caused either problem. the faa has grounded all six dream
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
applications for building permits. >>> in washington, president obama sent wall street a message that he plans to put more pressure on rule breakers by appointing federal prosecutor mary jo white to head the exchange commission. he also made rules to loosen the political gridlock. >>> manti te'o said the voice message he received from an on-line girlfriend the night before she supposedly died convinced him she was real and that she was dying from leukemia. >> i just wanted to say i love you and good night, and i'll be okay tonight. i love you so much, hun. sweet dreams. >> te'o said he set aside any thoughts that the girl could be a hoax because he said she needed his emotional support. >>> federal investigators said the boeing 787 dreamliner battery that caught fire earlier this month in bostonshort-circud a chemical reaction that can cause short increases. the faa has grounded all six dreamliners operated by other carriers after another battery failure forced an emergency landing in japan. >>> now for a look at what is trending today. a quick look at what has you talking on line. sport
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
differently than he or she might want to, but can backfire. fwhut but this is obama/biden politics. biggest effort ever to try to change gun control laws, doesn't mean it will work. but they will try. >> senator feinstein said it was an uphill road. will the administration lower expectations, maybe concentrate on the background checks and not so much the assault weapons ban. >> background checks are enormously popular and have a better chance of passage. it seems based on vice president biden emphasized yesterday and what some on capitol hill are saying, better to get the low-hanging fruit, go for the measures that could build momentum. pass those, maybe come back. the president feels passionately about the issue. any parent can look at his face when he talks about newtown and know it's personal. and the best way to channel that desire, is get some victories and build momentum. try to pass a whole big package with a ban on some weapons, a real hot button, could cause the entire effort to collapse. he doesn't want that. >> and the 2008 campaign, the president and secretary of state hillary c
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
good enough for the crisis the obama team inherited. >> we had an overwhelm iing imperative to restore american leadership. it was in question and it was, in part, because of political decisions that had been made prior to the obama administration, but also because of the economic crisis. >> reporter: from the war on terror to the arab spring, they faced upheavals around the world. what went wrong? >> benghazi went wrong. that was a terrible example of trying to get the right balance between being in a threatening place or not being there. >> reporter: but in retrospect, shouldn't a cable warning of a security threat from an ambassador in a conflict zone, shouldn't that get the highest possible attention immediately? >> well, that's what we're hoping to make sure does happen in the future. >> reporter: she made progress, though fragile, on her lifelong commitment for equal rights for women and girls. >> i worry about extremist groups, fanatics who shoot, you know, teenage girls because they want to go to school. >> reporter: but work for the nonstop clinton came to a halt when she fell
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 6:00am EST
was attending the inauguration of president barack obama. in marsh's absence the plan passed by a vote of 20-19. because marsh wasn't there, some are saying this was underhanded and no way to conduct business. some say it was shrewd politic. what do you say? we come across this all the time. they've lumped minorities into areas and dill uted their strength. there won't be as many jurisdictions as there have been. republicans say no, we're strengthening them, giving them more access, creating more abilities for them to rule. and this is what people do. we're trying to strengthen our position in the senate and the democrats tried to o do the same thing when they were here. so what's the big deal? >> it sounds like the virginia republicans have been dancing. they tried to i.d. situations, they tried a lot of different ways to get some power. this is another strategy theirs to get some power. but it's unconstitutional number one according to the laws in virginia. you can't have two redistricting in one year. so this, to me, is a desperation of republicans trying to get more power in t
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
% of hispanics voted for president obama. >> we're losing dramatically the hispanic vote which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. >> reporter: the president will talk about it in vegas. >> is he looking to play politics or solve the problem. >> reporter: the president speaks tuesday. lawmakers lay out their reform plan today. what we'll see today is just an outline. remember, they have to work out details. snoom of them. >>> president obama and secretary of state clinton were interviewed for the first time together on "60 minutes." they talked about their battles during the 2008 campaign and their relationship during the last four years. >> we had such agreement on what needed to be done for our country. >> made for tough debates. >> it did. >> we could never figure out what we were different on. hillary mentioned, you know, part of our bond is we've been through a lot of the same stuff. and part of being through the same stuff is getting whacked around in political campaigns. >> uh-huh. uh-huh. >> being criticized in the press. you know, we've both built some prett
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
states multiple times. it is sitting there politically in the bush administration and the obama administration for political reasons, they have not wanted to release that regulation. they want to digitize the private records and make them accessible to driver's license- issuing agencies in any other agency that needs it. it is the one piece of real idea that has not been done and the state's complaint is a cost issue and i would love to hear a mess cohen's response. for us on may 9/11 commission, checking accounts of that fraud of the birth certificate as one of the most vital things you can do. eve has done a tremendous job digitizing those records. what exactly are the issues with of the states and with amba in terms of not implementing that piece of real idea? >> i will give you a delaware perspective. it is extremely complicated. we have any number of jurisdictions issuing driver's license and i.d. cards. there is so many levels of technology involved with the 14,000 different types of birth certificates. in delaware, we are now just getting moving on the delaware eve record
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
he hasn't declared a preference for a political party. the facebook founder met with president obama twice including a town hall meeting at facebook. >>> it's gadget friday. scott mcgrew has a cool thing to make your tv cooler than you think. >> i know someone at home, one of our administrators say the tv is backwards. it's supposed to be. you're familiar with internet enabled television. they stream netflix and hulu. you don't have to buy a new television. you can hook up an internet enabled dvd player. manufacturers are shrinking this technology down to this stick. this is a smart stick from a company that is powered by google. there are things like hulu and netflix that you can get. those do require a subscription but they are good services particularly hulu. it's worth it. i want to walk you through the installation process. you take this and find your hdmi port in the back and you do that. that's pretty much it. >> i can do that. >> if i need to review, i can do it one more time. it's 50 bucks and plugs into an open port on hdmi. i like the concept of this one. i had trouble wit
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm EST
to use the debt and then as a leverage point to force obama to swallow spending cuts. it worked, but it is terribly damaging to the nation's economy and their political capital. with something like 90% in august of 2011 and they recognize this is a bad idea. thing is a pretty bad idea of a downgrade for the first time. they didn't want to do that again, but they didn't want to vote for a thicker national debt either. that doesn't care what their philosophy to pick them up with a strategy and in the meantime we want the senate to pass a budget for 2014 and the law says if either chamber fails a budget, paychecks will be docked. the whole idea is to postpone the economy default situation until the prosecutor at the continuing fight over taxes and then made to a point where both sides are satisfied in the debt limit can be raised again. >> how a template of a increasing the deficit in effect the economy and financial markets? >> where do you know the answer. it's sort of jan at the bill and i went to expect this. when initially proposed, some analysts say it's for uncertain, we can't ke
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
nation to pass laws to implement president obama's historic political career at. health benefit exchange called cover california will begin next year perverting assurance to nearly 1 million californians. with the rest this decade, california will steadily reduce the number of uninsured. today a call for a special session to do with those issues that must be decided quickly if california is to get the affordable care act started by next january. broader expansion of medi-cal is incredibly complex that will take more time. working out the right relationship of counties will test our ingenuity and not be achieved overnight. given the cost involved, great prudence should guide every step of the way. california lost 1.3 million jobs in the great recession, overcoming back at a faster pace than the national average. the nuance of business and economic development, gove is, one of the good bills -- [laughter] directly assisting more than 5000 companies this past year. one of those who stand some connectors headquartered in korea were tuba city and has a santa clara county persuaded sa
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
change. >> so why now? 7% of latinos voted for president obama in november. you are seeing some republicans considering backing immigration reform could help them politically with the group. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the super bowl means super spending when it comes to parties. americans will spend nearly $12.3 billion on the super bowl. that is an average of about $68 per person. more than 7.5 million households are expected to buy a new tv before the big game. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is the one thing you have to have at your super bowl party? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. some of the biggest auto insurers are looking to set rates. jane king has the bloomberg business report. what is going on here? a receptionist could pay more than an executive with a master's degree. >> very interesting stuff. the largest u.s. auto insurers. they weighed occupation levels more than driving records. it would cost the receptionist $3,300 to ensure her car compared to an
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm EST
efficient cars, hybrids, electricity cars and that's politically inconvenient truth in higher gasoline prices move in that direction. i think we remember what the energy secretary said at the beginning of barack obama's term. we have need have gasoline prices as high as europe. he's been criticized by republicans ever since. would you agree, it's politically inconvenient but also an open secret? >> i wouldn't say that. yms don't forget the first thing that happens when the prices go up is people downsize. they get smaller vehicles, and that's not a very -- technology or shift to different fuels. it's kind of reality. so don't forget consumers have incredible choice. that's our job to provide them with choice with a good product and meet their needs. but it's the idea that we're going, you know, funnel consumers in to some policy-driven choices here, i think it's we're optimistic. >> as well. the other half of the equation, i but the other half of the equation is what can we do as automakers? and, you know, trying to innovate, trying to reduce costs, trying to develop new technology, co
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
to help president obama create his legacy which i'm sure he does not want to go down as the president bankrupts america. all of us around the table, regardless of political stripes have a great vested interest in helping him make sure that does not happen, and, of course, the role all of us can play in deciding what do we want to spend our government money on and be an influence to have our voices heard as do we really want to send 55 million dollars to i understand knee sha to help -- indonesia to help improve the infant mortality rate in indonesia when we have babies here who could benefit from that same expenditure. that's enough said. we're delighted to be a part of the american dream. i came out of the army with $800 of accumulative leave pay, and the lord blessed that into $700 million, and that comes from three things, the workers god put in my life, 70 people to help pick stock and interact with clients, and secondly, a hospitable government environment. you had a taxation and a regulatory environment which allowed me to prosper with the fcc making sure the rules wer
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm EST
. >> yes. anyone who thinks that america can't recover from eight years of the obama presidency is ignorant of american history and the greater challenges we have faced. what we need are political leaders who will clearly and boldly state the case for reform. if that means blocking obama's agenda or passing our reforms and have obama explain why he is opposed to them. we should articulate our goals and policy programmings and explain them. >> tom cotton of arkansas. [applause] >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. i'm the director of the at the heritage society. welcome to our conversation about life. it is strategically timed on this 40th anniversary on the infamous roe v. wade decision. hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the mall to march for life. thank you for standing for life. a generation and a half have grown up in the shadow of roe. we are thankful for those pro life leaders who have cast life into the darkness created by the ethic of roe. today, we are joined we -- by foreof the lights. chuck donovon is the president of the institute. chuck has served the pro
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 1:00am EST
complex but the security state and has many attributes that polite as never talked about. it is this massive system that nobody wants to reduce so continues to expand. president obama has given them more and more power. when people have challenged it, the obama administration comes in and argues that they will keep the evidence from the court so that you cannot try the case because they will just declare everything a state secret with they have done. it is the worst possible situation. when you look back at eisenhower, the description he left us with was a lot like our security state. host: a few questions from twitter -- guest: it is both of theirs. we have a wonderful system that was developed by a genius, james madison. he created a system of tripartheid branches that notably do not have enough power to govern alone. that was the key of the madisonian austin. we have one branch now this government alone. you cannot be too surprised about congress which has a terrible record on civil liberties and protecting the constitution but the last three or four congresses have been the worst
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 8:00pm EST
of those people support obama holds this iconic position in american politics. what is left could not be more dangerous. host: from emporia, kan., on our republican line. caller: good morning, professor turley. just to underscore the conversation that is taking place to this point -- i am conservative so i live my part of the country were used to tend not to worry about things but recently i read a piece by julia engwin in "the wall street journal" about a program called the national counter- terrorism center. there is a recent change in rules. if there was reasonable suspicion of terrorist activity, they could sneak into records but the rules have changed and basically, at this point, they can dig up the records on any american for any reason. they are looking for suspicious activity. among the things they look for is whether people have posted international symbols, which i have, whether they have traveled, which i have done, va medical records, which i have, and i find these things really troubling. i love my country but when i see stuff like this going on, i find it troubling
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 2:00pm EST
politics. my favorite example of this is that the obama campaign actually hired a guy in cleveland who is sole job it was to go to work shops all day he'd go to one barbershop, then another, he'd sit around talk to people, what are the hopes and dreams. what is going on in the family. what are their financial problems. so when it came time to turn them out on election day, it's like turning out your friend. now i don't care how much money you put into media buys you cannot done kate that connection with voters. it seems that strategists are catching on. but there has to be a caveat. 2012 was not 2010. 2010 i would say was a policy referendum on policy issues, healthcare, bailout spending. 2012 at the end of the day was a personality contest at the presidential level. mitt romney was the next white guy in line and like bob dole. no doubt republicans will lose that contest every time. the obama won a tactical grassroots victory against a very weak candidate. but now that strategists are recognizing grassroots is the future. i don't think the republican party will be successful with this. th
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
certainly has seen since. >> longtime columnist and political analyst mark shields on his career in politics and the washington press corps sunday night at 8 on c-span's "q&a." >> now, an american enterprise institute forum on how president obama may approach foreign policy and national security in his second term. over the next hour and 20 minutes, panelists examine issues including sequestration, syria's several war and the nuclear programs in iran and north korea. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon, folks. can i get everybody to sit down and chew quietly? thank you. i think we're going to start here. good afternoon, everybody. i'm danielle pletka, i'm the vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the american enterprise institute. welcome to the first of our annual series in state of the union policy events. every year aei scholars come together, and we look forward to the challenges of the year ahead and policy questions that have been raised and are likely to come up and try and look forward a little bit, think a little bit about what the right answers a
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm EST
message that world that this is our secretary of state and he speaks for america on behalf of the obama administration. that, i yield the floor. >> the senator from tennessee. >> thank you. >> i want to thank the chairman for holding this hearing. the way that paulson politics are in washington, sometimes it seems that we can't be happy for someone on the other side of the aisle and nothing could be further from the truth, and i would just like to say that i thought that senator kerry acquitted himself exceptionally well in the hearings that he had last week. i thought they were wide-ranging and i thought that he had the opportunity to display and anyone who has lived a life that has been touched by john kerry, i am happy for him and his family and the fact that he will be able to express himself. his dad was a foreign service officer and he certainly made a splash, some people thought it was negative, others positive, he certainly made a splash during the vietnam era and from that point on has been very active. again, i thought he acquitted himself exceptionally well. just because of s
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 10:30pm EST
american history and american politics and one that gets talked about much less than it should. that is race in america. a few days ago, president barack obama put his hand on the lincoln and martin luther king bible and took the oath of office almost 150 years since the emancipation population went into effect. in his inaugural speech, he talked about the country's historic and continuing march for greater freedom. we at the "washington monthly" found it appropriate to devote the subjects to the race, history, and the condition of minorities in america today. president obama, as measured by his november vote totals retains, the support of the americans of color, neither he nor the country have talked about much of race. he mentioned race fewer times in his first two years than any democrat resident since 1961. when he did talk about race, it often provoked a fierce backlash as when he said last year that if he had a son, he would look like trayvon martin, the young man who was killed tragically in florida. tremendous backlash to that. he went silent again on issues of issue. t
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